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From converting old apartments to condominiums to overhauling big retail spaces to newer retail and mall-like areas, Jerome Karam has made his brand in repurposing.

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As the speed of technology and globalization accelerates, one of the significant challenges of this century is to shape an educational system that is relevant, flexible, efficient and able to produce critical thinkers, innovators and creative problem-solvers, educators say.

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Here’s what those on the front line of education in the county have to say about the challenges and opportunities for our students and our schools.

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The golden age of robotics, bionics, nanotech, gene therapy, stem-cell regeneration and 3D medical printing may be closer than you think — a decade or two away — and these potent, emerging technologies are only the tip of the science and technology iceberg that is rapidly taking shape.

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Most people think of Howie Bentley as the car guy because he owns Classic Auto Group, but he also raises money for local charities.

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Visitors to the Submarine Cavalla at her dry-berth in Seawolf Park are likely to encounter Kerry Crooks working with other volunteers on the vessel’s ongoing restoration.

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Those who know Molly Deats do not know where she finds the time to all her good deeds.

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Chris Gatlin, owner of the Tiki Beach Bar & Grill, 1369 state Highway 87, in Crystal Beach, is the kind of neighbor everybody wants.

  • Story by David Canright | Correspondent
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Vivian Pinard has been the guiding hand of the Permanent Endowment Fund of the Moody Methodist Church for 25 years, touching the lives of thousands of people in Galveston.

  • Story by David Canright | Correspondent
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Joe Rios is a well-respected member of his native Galveston Island; both as a caseworker with Access Care of Coastal Texas and as an entertainer whose talents as a disc jockey are much in demand at island clubs, private parties, quinceañeras and weddings.

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Under Michelle Sierpina’s careful guidance, the Osher Lifelong Living Institute in Galveston has grown exponentially.

  • Story by Lindsay Canright | Correspondent
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Gina Spagnola is a community champion for positivity. She spends her life turning lemons into lemonade.

  • Story by Lindsay Canright | Correspondent
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If you hear someone whistling a happy tune down the corridors of John Sealy Hospital, it might be Jim Stricklin, one of the University of Texas Medical Branch’s jolliest volunteers.

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Alan Wilde, a Bay Area master naturalist, is determined to bring the oystercatcher back from the brink.